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and harp on my jimmy carter issue of earlier and i'm going to take this quote. it says "soon after jimmy carter installed solar panels on the white house. a generation from now i think this is in the 70's or early 80's the solar heater can be a surcosity, a museum piece, a example of a road not taken, or a small part of one of the greatest adventures under taken by the american people and harness the power of the sun and move away from the crippling dependence on foreign oil, and again at that point we can say that the solar panels were a museum piece. i am hoping cleanpower sf isn't this interesting idea that creeped up and disappeared because of all the misinformation and whatever that certain interests will probably have in seeing this sort of plan not succeed, so again when i was 16 my first venture into politics was through this group called "people for safe energy" in fresno and i was 17 and our first venture was to go to the power plant and protest the fact they wanted to have a nuclear power plant sitting next to an earthquake fault. in japan i think the conversation around nu
of the capital. they included former presidents jimmy carter and his wife rosalyn and bill clinton accompanied by his wife, outgoing secretary of state hillary clinton. and then the formal entrances. the obama daughters were introduced to the crowd along with their grandmother marion robinson, the first lady's mother. they were followed by jill biden and by mrs. obama. >> ladies and gentlemen, the first lady of the united states, mrs. michelle obama. >> brown: and the vice president. ♪ hail to the chief and the president himself greeted by official music (hail to the chief). and by chants from the crowd. >> obama! brown: then the ceremonies got underway. the former chair of the naacp and widow of the slain civil rights leader delivered the invocation. >> we invoke the prayers of our grandmothers who taught us to pray, "god, make me a blessing." let their spirit guide us as we claim the spirit of old. there's something within me that holds the reins. there's something within me that banishes pain. there's something within me i cannot explain, but all i know, america, there is something within
and walking. jimmy carter started it 36 years ago. it's been done just about every time since. today was no exception. for a president who complains that his job often keeps him from being out among the people, it's about as close as the secret service would allow for today. we had an enormous team covering this enormous event here today. we want to bring just two members of that team on at first to talk about what we just witnessed. our political director and chief white house correspondent, chuck todd, is with us. and david gregory, moderator of "meet the press" and might add former chief white house correspondent. david, we'll start with you. this speech was not short on specifics. in fact, it was unusual for the number of specifics, and a speech of its kind. what stuck out at you? >> a shorter speech, but a lot of substance there. here you have a president talking about the need for economic restoration, but he's got a theory of the case. he's talking about lifting up the middle class. a robust defense of a progressive vision of what government ought to do, defending medicare and
, but then the conversation sort of didn't go anywhere. i think it was jimmy carter was the person person to put solar energy panels on the roof, and then i mentioned a couple of times someone named emory lovins who wrote a book "soft energy path" and took on the issues of fossil fuels and coal and sustainable wind and solar and other sources and just 30 years later we're still -- >> still plugging away. >> still at the beginning of the conversation, so for years i guess san franciscans really haven't had an opt in -- certainly not an opt out choice, and so sometimes we talk too much about opt in i get a little nervous, so anyway i thed to thank you. >> you're welcome. >> before going to public comment i have one other question and that is we received a lot of -- some misinformation as we getting to the vote here back in september about this program, and harm this program could cause, a lot of it misleading, and i expect that next year as we're doing our notification and education effort that we could experience similar misleading information. appreciate not from pg&e because. >> >> because they have to foll
former president jimmy carter and bill clinton for those with a front row seat it was elbow to elbow on a chilly day the massive crowd quickly warmed the scene close to 800,000 may be 1 million this year compared to 1.8 million people in 2009. so what was mrs. obama going to wear? she didn't disappoint in a navy code in dress by an up-and-coming men's designer joined by their daughters together they sang, they listen to and prayed as vice president joe biden and then president barack obama took their oaths to serve the nation for four more years if flawless performance except for one minor flub, his speech lasted 19 minutes into covered everything from equal rights to economic recovery climate change to the message of martin luther king jr. on a day that the nation celebrates the birth of the civil-rights leader. >> tahir a preacher say we cannot walk alone the challenges ahead are enormous and the president admitted that his work would be imperfect. we must act that knowing that today's victories will be only partial grammy winner kelly clarkson giving the ceremony in central holl
. president jimmy carter granted unconditional pardon to americans accused of evading the vietnam war draft hundreds of thousands rallied against that conflict in the 1960's, many young men burned their draft cards. some went north to canada to avoid military service. here at home draft law violators faced prison sentences even after the war had ended. president carter made a
general eric holder, j master j and 36 years ago my friends president jimmy carter pardoned the vietnam war draft evaders. and george w bush, dick cheney and mitt romney didn't show up. [ ♪ theme music ♪ ] >> john: good evening, i'm john fugelsang. this is "viewpoint." thank you for spending your martin luther king jr. holiday with us. president obama marked his second inauguration at president with a speech that was less lofty and a lot of more lefty than his first time around. after taking the oath of office from chief justice john roberts mr. obama outlined a wish-list of progressive policies and programs for the next four years and called for collective action to put them in practice. >> obama: now more than ever we must do these things together as one nation and one people. we the people, understand that our country cannot succeed when a shrinking few do very well and a growing many barely make it. we believe that america's prosperity must rest upon the broad shoulders of a rising middle class. we must make the hard choices to reduce the cost of healthcare and the size of our d
lined all along pennsylvania avenue. they followed the footsteps of jimmy carter and rose alyn cart who created the tradition of walking down pennsylvania avenue. they walked the entire way. president obama and the first lady got out of the vehicle twice. now, despite the partisan divide that has overcome washington in recent times, president obama sounded optimistic today as he called a nation to action. >> we recognize that no matter how responsibly we live our lives, any one of us at any time may face a job loss or a sudden illness or a home swept away in a terrible storm. the commitments we make to each other through medicare and medicaid and social security, these things do not sap our nation, they strengthen us. they do not make us a nation of takers. they free us to take the risks that make this country great. >> let's bring in our panel of van jones, former special adviser for the president. margaret hoover, and cornell belcher, a pollster for obama in 2012. sally, we haven't heard from you. you have heard a lot in washington. i wonder what you think of this speech and how it co
assistant to president jimmy carter, as well as the first woman elected to the texas house of representatives. very good to see you again. well, this, of course, 40 years later, your thoughts? you say you still have a signed copy of that decision from the justices from 1973. >> absolutely. >> tell us about what's happened over these years to you and to the law. >> i think that it's kind of like an up and down roller coaster because on the one hand roe versus wade is still the law, and it's strongly still the law. when you asked a while ago what's happened to the supreme court, one of the things i thought we should have said was when i argued it, it was nine men and today there are at least three women on it. one is ruth baiter ginsberg, who is very strongly in favor of roe. as your correspondent was indicating, now all of the issue is but will abortion be available because at the states there are so many restrictions being passed. the other thing that's happening is a lot of women are beginning to really pay attention, whereas so many women are so young they cannot remember
lived to be 93. jimmy carter and george h.w. bush are both 88. do they explain why? my first thought was they have great health care. >> that is one of the reasons. and let's face it, men who get to be president tend to be well educated, they tend to be relatively wealthy and they have access to top notch health care. so i think that is one good explanation for why they do have the tendency to live longer. >> we were just looking at some other presidents who aged rather quickly. george w. bush, we have i think that before and after. also his dad, george h.w. bush, if we can bring those up again. they both look, i mean, clearly, lots of gray. but they also did exercise a lot so i guess that's one thing that kept them looking fit, if not on their faces, the rest of them looked pretty fit and energetic. >> ironically enough, the president who didn't seem to age was the president who was the oldest when he came into office. that was ronald reagan. and while the white house always officially denied that president reagan dyed his hair, i think there was a lot of skepticism about that. >> b
as they move into their second term. and i want to talk about that in a second. but i saw jimmy carter yesterday, who helped you an awful lot in your book. and he's been known to not be a joiner, to sometimes be a bit morose. he seemed to be in really good spirits. i don't know if you saw the images yesterday. but he seemed to be in really good spirits yesterday. >> and he was the senior president on the platform there, because george herbert walker bush wasn't there. and he also was elected the president of the united states. he can be charming. it's not in his nature, but he can do it. he plaid the role of senior sort of president yesterday and i think he probably enjoyed that. and it was, of course, a festive moment. >> remember, also, there was a lot in that speech that carter would like. president carter was the first american president to really make a push on the environment, on environmental reform, famously put solar panels on the white house, that ronald reagan later tore down. but jimmy carter's vision of government is getting a little bit more of a second chance, i think, w
'll find he's in good comppny. company. it happened to bill clinton, george w. bush and jimmy carter, and now it's happeningg to president obamaawhat did all tese men have in common, besides holding the highest office in the u.s.?aal of them quickly turned gray duuing word - stress."there's a condition calleddtelogen effluviuu, ann in a nut shell telogen efffuvvum is when we're losiig our haii more rapidly than we should."as the stress triggers this pondition,,it causes the hair follicle loses a hair, and the - hair grows back, it uses up when eacc new hair ffllicle is replaced, pgment is ussd. once the pigment runs as president obama entees his second term, it's harr not to notiic the ffst-spreading speckles of with the economy, gun conttol and overseas conflicts on his plate, he may see more speckles to come."you only get cells."so what can thh four years?"i think e'lll probably be like billlclintoo full head offgray air."for today's health minute, i'm susan hendricks. ((tosssto weather)) ((ad lib mmetorologist)) -3 3 33-& 3 3 3 33 3 3 3 3 3 3poming up in
and george w. bush, democrats gave the power to jimmy carter and bill clinton, barack obama has exercised this power in ways that has frustrated everybody. republicans didn't want to see federal taxpayer dollars going to these companies. it is lawful. is it constitutional? it is not authorized anywhere. tracy: we have to talk about the keystone pipeline. the governor says you know what, he can traverse my state. judge napolitano: this is very frustrating to the state department and the strong environmentalist that support the president because this is basically saying to the president we have the largest single piece to our state who not only have no objection to it, we want it. we are ready, they're here to collect rents to have this stuff built in their backyard, let's go, mr. president. now he has to find another excuse to block it and this is greater pressure on him to decide the orthodox of the environmentalist unless people in texas and canada exchange a pipeline. tracy: judge andrew napolitano. thank you, sir. ashley: france rich and famous are fleeing the country to avoid paying h
the national colors. ♪ ♪ >> ladies and gentlemen, the 39th president of the united states, jimmy carter, and mrs. rosalyn carter. [applause] ♪ ♪ >> ladies and gentlemen, the 42nd president of the united states, william jefferson clinton, and secretary of state colin powell. [applause] -- secretary of state hillary clinton. [cheers and applause] ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >> ladies and gentlemen, the children of the vice president'. [applause] ♪ ♪ >> ladies and gentlemen, the daughters of the president, malia obama and sasha obama. [applause] ♪ [cheering] ♪ >> ladies and gentlemen, dr. jill biden. [applause] >> ladies and gentlemen, the first lady of the united states, mrs. michelle obama. the clerk of the house of representatives. [applause] ♪ ♪ ♪ >> ladies and gentlemen, the vice-president of the united states, joseph r. biden. senate deputy sergeant at arms, house deputy sergeant at arms, senate majority leader harry reid, and house democratic leader, nancy pelosi. [applause] ♪ ♪ >> ladies and gentlemen, the president of the united states, brought h. obama -- barack h. obam
" former speechwriter for president jimmy carter writes "now, well it's almost as if he has won re-election and knows he will never have to run again and hears the clock ticking on his last chance to use the power of the presidency on the causes he cares about." dan lothian joins us from the national cathedral where the national prayer service will begin in the next hour so the president's liberal town, i ne thinking it won't smooth things over with republicans. >> reporter: it could present a challenge for the president. some republicans looked at yesterday's remarks as a chance to essentially start over with a clean slate looking forward to the next four years, but there was sort of this criticism pushed back on the president's tone, you heard from senator john mccain saying that, quote, he would have like to have seen some outreach in the president's marks, senator john thune of south dakota calling it "mostly 30,000 foot stuff" he, referring to the president, "wasn't doing the kind of outreach he needs to do if he wants to get things accomplished in the second term" and senator
helpful, if the republican party was changing look at that loster. 88-year-old jimmy carter was there. bill clinton was there. hilary was there just having come out of a long stay in the hospital. where was george w. bush. i understand his father was ill, but where was george w. bush? >> stephanie: yeah. >> they are going to dig in their heels. they don't want to lend their stamp of approval and then they call us partisan. >> stephanie: this is unprecedented for a president to talk about the issues which we ran on and the american agree with. >> yeah, it's a lot of chutzpah on his part. and fact-based which we are here, one of the things this president has done three years ago, only a third -- according to nbc wall street journal. only a third of african-americans supported marriage equality. >> stephanie: yes, absolutely. david we missed you. and love having your comments on it. and we'll bring you a knickknack. >> give your mom, max, and fred a kiss for me. >> stephanie: i will honey. forty-seven minutes after the hour. back with the wrap upof the "stephanie mille
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